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THIS WEEK @ CME
CME HALLOWEEN FLASH SALE - GOING ON ALL WEEKEND LONG!
Ahhh! What was that? It must be the Halloween Flash Sale, back again at the Chicago Music Exchange! For a limited time, save a frightful 15% on new gear and a terrifying 10% on used and vintage with coupon code 'TREAT21' at checkout! Go ahead, if you dare. Deadly deals await!
CME Cyber Monday Sale!
Cyber Monday is Here!
Thanksgiving is history, and now's the time to burn off some of that bird at the CME Cyber Monday Sale! Stuff your cart with 20% off select brands using the code 'LETSEAT' at checkout, and take 15% off select new gear, going on now through Dec. 7th! It's a cornucopia of deals, and only for a limited time, so don't be a turkey. Shop now!
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Chicago Music Exchange Deals & Steals
We want to help you — and the world — make more music. It’s what we do, so we’re offering everyday deals on new, used, and vintage gear to keep the good times rolling all year round! Shop deep discounts on electric and acoustic guitars, basses, drums, synths, pro audio, amps, accessories, and more, and take advantage of eye-popping clearance prices across every department. There’s no stopping it, and why would you want to? Get your great deal at the Chicago Music Exchange — today, tomorrow, and every day!
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New Gear From Gretsch, Charvel, Jackson, EVH & More!
It is that time of year, new gear releases are here and we have our eyes set on the Gretsch, Charvel, Jackson, and EVH Gear brands! Fresh new Limited Edition models, new artist Signatures, reimagined classics and so much more! Check out our Soundboard Blog for to see for yourself!
Holiday Gift Guide and Store Hours
You’ve got enough on your plate. Let the Chicago Music Exchange help make your holidaze a little clearer with our Holiday Gift Guide! With great deals and financing options, we are certain you will find everything you need. We also have extended holiday hours to give you plenty of time for gift shopping!
ASK ABOUT EXPEDITED SHIPPING TODAY!
THANKFUL FOR UA - PEDAL GIVEAWAY
It’s getting to be that time of year, and you know what we’re thankful for? You! So we’re giving back with a FREE Golden Reverberator from one of our favorite brands, Universal Audio! Hit the site to enter to win before November 7th, and don’t forget to share and tag a friend!
New For 2022 | Fender & Squier
Fender and Squier come out swinging in 2022 with brand new series and models, finishes and features, sure to wet any players appetite. Check out our Soundboard Blog to learn more about all the new 2022 brand releases!
D'Addario & Martin String Price Drops
It’s been a heck of a year, but don’t let it get you strung up! Start 2022 off right by stocking up on strings with Price Drops on all your favorite sets by D’Addario and Martin, now until the end of December while supplies last!
NEW to CME: Matchless Amplifiers
Founded by Mark Sampson and partners Rick Perotta, Steve Goodale, and Chris Perrotta, Matchless Amplifiers began as many brands do: at a kitchen table. Fast-forward 30+ years, their hand-wired, point-to-point amplifiers are some of the most sought-after in the industry. Shop the 6V6 Laurel Canyon 20-watt, new HC-15, Chieftain 40-watt head or full 1X12 combo, and more from Matchless Amplifiers.
You can’t beat the Chicago Drum Exchange. Shop the newest gear from Chicago’s best drum shop today.
More Zildjian Cymbal Arrivals!
Need Zildjian? We got it. New K Custom, A Custom, Concept Shop, and more! That fresh cymbal shimmer (or raw finish) is just a click away. Contact us today to get the latest!
Shop Ludwig Arrivals Before They're Gone!
Come, they told me, to the Chicago Drum Exchange! The shop is stocked with Ludwig gear, including Ludwig factory b-stock models like the 6.5X14 Supraphonic, one of the most recorded snare drums in history, and this Ludwig Classic Maple 3pc. Drum Kit finished in Diablo Red!
Gretsch Richard Fortus Signature Falcon | CME Gear Demo | Richard Fortus
Our good friend Richard Fortus is back at CME talking about his brand new signature Gretsch Falcons that have been carefully crafted to ensure anyone can achieve essential Fortus pristine cleans or soaring driven tones. Available in vintage white or a deep black with a bound fretboard and custom wound Filter’Trons, these Fortus Falcons are sleek, chic, and badass.
Fresh New Gibson Arrivals Are Here
After a massive delivery, we have a slew of Gibson guitars piled high at CME. As we sort through the mountain of new and exclusive gear, our Sales Associates are here to pull from the stack to help pick out the next major addition to your six-string arsenal—or, our Used & Vintage Buyers are happy to arrange potential trade-in options. Whether you’re looking for a step-up or a changeup, we’ll poke our heads out of the pile to help you find your next Gibson!
Fender Custom Shop, The Chicago Way
Proprietary pickups, custom colorways, and carefully selected specs—that's "Chicago Special!" For a Fender you can't get anywhere else, shop our handmade Chicago Specials, direct from the Fender Custom Shop!
1997 Fender Custom Shop Marauder NAMM Prototype | CME Gear Demo | Ehmed Nauman
You’ve never played a guitar like this before! Made specifically to be featured at Fender’s 1997 NAMM Show booth, Ehmed runs through some of the details that Fender’s Custom Shop graced this guitar with, which set it apart from the more recent painstaking reproductions of the original 1960s Marauders. Give us a call to learn more about this guitar and keep your eyes peeled to our #CMEFreshVintageGear for the next rare find!
New CME Exclusive Pedals
From the depths of the ocean to the furthest reaches of outer space, our CME Exclusives are everywhere! Sail the seven seas of tone with the limited-edition Walrus Audio Nautical Edition three-piece set, or experience the sonic singularity of Collision Devices’ Black Hole Symmetry multi-effect in CME Exclusive white.
Let us be your Pedal Plug and Amplifier Tone Shop!
New Magnatone Starlite
Looking for that sweet Magnatone guitar tone? Find your new, used, or vintage Magnatone at Chicago Music Exchange, like the brand new Magnatone Starlite amplifier or Richard Fortus’s personal 1964 Magnatone M14 Stereo. The choice is yours….you really can’t go wrong if you ask us.
Brand New Maestro Pedals & Walrus Audio!
Jackson Audio Cory Wong Signature Optimist Overdrive matches the Cory Wong personality with his signature take on the most expensive, hard-to-find, mythical overdrive tone. Fender is hammering out a brand new pedal series, the Hammertone Series, new for 2022! And a shop favorite KMA introduces the Chief Disrupter Fundamental Fuzz/Distortion Pedal, available for pre-order now!
"Saddle Battle" 1966 and 1967 Gibson J-50 | CME Vintage Demo | Karl Neurauter
Almost identical in appearance and specs, these two vintage Gibson J-50’s, built only one year apart, have their own unique voices even though the only tangible difference is a fixed saddle on the ‘66 vs. an adjustable saddle on the ‘67. Acoustic Guitar specialist Karl Neurauter takes the reins to show you how seemingly small changes make all the difference in how a guitar develops its voice.
Introducing tons of new takes on classic models and more from Gretsch, Charvel, Jackson, and EVH! If that doesn’t have you sweating, well, we’re just getting started. Shop the formidable foursome’s new releases now, and stay tuned for more product announcements!View Details